On December 16 and 17, 2017 in Genichesk, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, in cooperation with the Kherson Regional Mejlis, held the 4th seminar for members and activists of the Kherson region local self-government bodies of the Crimean Tatar people.
As part of the 2-day seminar, Nikolay Durman, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Chair of Public Administration and Local Government of the Kherson National Technical University, an expert on decentralization and regional development, instructed the participants on the basics of strategic planning in the territorial communities, strategic planning stages, and the analysis of principles and processes of strategic planning. Participants of the seminar, with Nikolay Durman’s assistance, conducted a SWOT-analysis of the development of the Arabat Spit.
Oleksandr Solontay, public and political figure, an expert of the Institute of Political Education, explained to the participants of the seminar how to ensure public participation in the work of local self-government bodies and to ensure public control at the local level. He also talked about the decision-making system at the local level and the capacity of members of the territorial community to influence it at various stages. The participants were made aware of the mechanisms for the formation of executive committees of local councils, their functions, as well as the mechanisms for recalling local councils’ deputies and heads.
Eskender Bariiev, the Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center and a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, summed up the results together with the seminar participants.
This event was held within the framework of the Integration of the National Self-Government of the Indigenous People into the Local Government System program with the support of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Ukraine.